Dogtown sans serif headline font

by Itsmesimon in Fonts / Sans Serif


Dogtown is my attempt at adding a massive amount of texture to a font. I used my own rolled ink textures to give that old school printed look and feel. It has a mix of three styles to give that wood type vintage letterpress effect.

It works best at large sizes as there is so much detail.

It has 4 versions in total

  • Dogtown 1 - With light texture
  • Dogtown 2 - With medium texture
  • Dogtown 3 - With heavy texture
  • Dogtown (regular) - Contains all of the above using contextual alternatives.

Contextual alternatives

That means it will alternate between 3 glyphs for each letter, number and punctuation mark. You will need to turn of contextual alternatives option in your design package for this to work.

You can also switch out letters by selecting through the glyphs palette or by selecting Dogtown one, two or three font.

The intention was to make everything look more irregular and less repetitive, more like natural letterpress printing.

It includes uppercase, lowercase, numbers, punctuation, symbols, western european, central european and South Eastern glyphs. The font format is otf. In the main regular font (with contextual alternatives) it has over 600 glyphs!

If you need any help or have questions just ask.

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Founding Shop

Hello, It's me Simon, a designer from London, England. I specialise in creating simple, authentic typefaces, photographs and graphics. @itsmesimon